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  1. Few have had the brains to solve this puzzler.
  2. Should have cammo'd it up and hidden it somewhere, made it a cache.
  3. I was relieved that you are going to involve all those activities in the legs, instead of 20 tedious steps. The former sounds like fun, the latter sounds like an exercise in stupid. I would put that one on my watch list for sure, and if it were within driving distance would hunt it.
  4. Send it by email to an approver out of your area, like COAdmin.
  5. Some people like the tough puzzles, others like the tough terrain, some like both. The tougher it is the fewer emails you’ll be getting. Definitely run it by Jeremy first though. He still personally reviews every new cache in his spare time.
  6. Sounds ok, just don’t be disappointed or surprised if few cachers participate. The game has devolved to a park-and-grab style of cache hunting, most people spend very little time at the cache site.
  7. It's fine. I often pick up a TB, log it into and right back out of a handful of caches until I decide I've had it long enough and finally drop it.
  8. YouKnowMe

    Great Job!

    A geocacher needs to get this job.
  9. I’m going to go out on a limb and possibly step on a few toes here. PLEASE DON’T TRADE DOLLAR STORE CRAP INTO A CACHE!!!! If anyone wanted that garbage they’d just go to the dollar store and buy it themselves. Really, I’m going to spend $10 in gasoline for $1 worth of plastic or pot-metal junk? All that stuff just builds up in the cache until the lid won’t close and then the container leaks. The best swag? Odd, cool, or personal items that are hard to come by. Military/police/fire dept patches, trade show items, really anything the average person might find interesting. The current favorite it seems are the sig items. JMHO!
  10. The cache owner is a *edit*. The goal of the TB is to travel not to populate his/her cache container. Had they deleted my log for that, they'd find their cache missing. You would have been right to grab one or 15. You are facilitating the game by moving them. That is not a rule.
  11. The King Burger kid’s meal has a mini version of Cranium Cadoo. I got one today (note to self, rhinoplasty) and it’s way cool. These would make awesome swag, something I would like to find. There are no sharp edges either so dimwit children not under direct parental supervision and prisoners on work release won’t use it inappropriately.
  12. Ok, I still don’t understand the thought process. If you’re going to save the “good” or “fun” caches for a milestone, why not just hunt the good or fun caches all the time and ignore those that aren’t?
  13. Yeah, anything for an easy "find" to get those numbers up hey? Sheesh.
  14. Stolen from Today's Cacher Magazine: Sometimes I want to go back Back to the beginning when it was new and new to me. Way way back, before, when a new cache brought excitement and anticipation Do you remember? I remember Back when it was all just harmony and lyrics Before it became rock and roll and big business Before the background noise masked the laughter Geocachers had interesting places to hide their treasures and we marveled at the views When one cache in a day was sufficient, and three was exhausting Previous to that film canister secreted in the rubble of a shattered building Before an unexceptional tree on an equally nondescript half-acre lot was the objective Once upon a time, when 100 finds made you remarkable and 500 made you a fanatic In those days when there was more community and less schism Remember: You discovered a park right there in your town The stunning vista atop a mountain you had little reason to ever climb before Sitting in the cool damp forest in front of an unopened cache box, enthralled Slogging down the beach, the cold wind enraged, and icy rain on the back of your neck Sunshine on your face as you reemerged from the park’s tree line Another hard earned notch in your belt Did you wear a knowing grin while others wondered what you were doing? Those days, you know? When common sense was the primary guidance When I didn’t have to second-guess Or be second-guessed When fun wasn’t complicated When we were equals to our children in the passion of our sense of wonder Are those days gone, is it all rock and roll now? Has the hobby become the bottom line? And does the bottom line need protecting at any cost? Is mirth still part of the hunt, or is there no time for such frivolities? The quantity fanatics cry for easier and easier ways to call themselves geocachers “Change it” “No, no, this way is better” “Make it safe, proper, and uniform” The plants have more rights to the trails than you or me, in the eyes of some Agonize over the choice of container, swag, and placement Don’t do this because someone might do that Let blunt reaction replace common sense Someone is eating all the nuts and chips, telling us to be happy with just the vanilla The jagged edge is smoother now, less dangerous, and less adventurous I remember Geocaching will change but the geocacher will not A game is a game and a game is to be played I’ll hunt the easies on my lunch hour, and the toughies on the weekends I’ll find some appeal in all caches regardless of the rating Even if the hider was unaware of any such charm I remember, you see? I know what it was I will not forget that a game that isn’t fun today shouldn’t be played until tomorrow And never by those who cannot allow themselves merriment They will not change me I will flirt with the sharp edge of the tenet with awareness and acceptance of the risk I will place adventure above anodyne and diversity over mediocrity I will remember that the death of my sense of wonder will mark the day I become “old” I believe that was writen by Criminal, good job Crim
  15. You're kidding right?? I was trying to be diplomatic. My gut instinct in that situation (control issues) would be to run run run away. Been there, done that, and it sucks.
  16. As long as this control issue manifests itself only in geocaching you should be OK. Now, if you can’t go play softball with your friends, visit your old buddies, or you’re not “allowed” to go out drinking either, it might be best to have an honest discussion with her about her insecurities. It might seem cute now, but trust me, it only gets worse. You might also consider: Go geocache but only locate the containers, don’t open it or sign the log. Then go back together and finish them up.
  17. In January of 1952, a search-and-rescue B-17 crashed deep in the rugged terrain of Washington State's Olympic Peninsula. Five of the 8 crewmembers survived the harrowing descent down a mountainside. AF 44-85746A was an SB-17G, a search-and-rescue variant of the venerable B-17 flying fortress. It was returning from a search mission to locate survivors from a Korean airlift plane that had gone down near Sandspit, B.C. In extreme turbulence and heavy blizzard conditions, the crew experienced sporadic failure of navigation and radio equipment. The plane was tossed up and down 800 feet by the severe winter weather. Suddenly, the plane's port wing clipped trees near the top of a ridge. The plane was slammed to the ground, ripping out the lower cockpit area and tearing off wing control surfaces. The plane bounced, crashing back to earth on its belly, knocking off engines and stripping away the external life boat slung underneath. The pilot was tossed out a hole in the cockpit and part of the plane slid over top of him, pressing him into the snow. The co-pilot was thrown into the turret compartment and made his way to the bomb bay. The flight engineer had been standing behind the co-pilot and was thrown to the floor of the cockpit and knocked unconscious. AF '746 then slid like a toboggan down a 2,000 foot steep slope, spewing man and machine in her wake as fire erupted through the cockpit. More info and photo's available here. There is a cache up there and I hope to get up there this spring and find it.
  18. I think that was one of the (long lost?) principles of geocaching, a network of cool places we wanted to share. Since there are so many people sharing lamp posts and rock walls with me, I would find yours a refreshing change.
  19. The March issue of Today's Cacher is hot off the press!
  20. The last time I saw you you were pretty thin. The best hiking advise is over on the NW Hiker's forum. Search for packs or something. This thread has some useful information.
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